First Aid at Work

This qualification is for those who need a formal First Aid at Work qualification (FAAW), recognised by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

This course can be delivered over 3 days, or as a blended learning course with some learning undertaken online.  If you want to learn about the E-learning option, please click on the link at the base of this page to view the E-learning option.

The course is designed for work situations where there is a realistic risk of an incident requiring First Aid occurring.

Consequently, it is a comprehensive programme containing essential theory and practical training to enable you to respond to most workplace situations.

This course meets the standards to comply with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations.

Please note that there are specific and fundamental differences in applying First Aid for children and First Aid for adults.  This course necessarily focuses on the First Aid syllabus for adults.

If you wish to be trained to manage First Aid incidents involving children (Paediatric First Aid), please browse our pages on First Aid for children where you will, of course find courses to suit your needs.

The course also complies with the Resuscitation Council Guidelines (2015)

The course comprises

  • Adult resuscitation (CPR)
  • Allergic reaction
  • Asthma
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Chest pains
  • Choking adult
  • Communication and casualty care
  • Eye injuries
  • Fainting
  • Head injuries
  • Defibrillator prompts and how to respond (theory based)
  • Defibrillator pad placement (theory based)
and additionally,

  • Low blood sugar
  • Managing an emergency
  • Minor and severe bleeding
  • Poisons and what to do if someone has been poisoned
  • Role of the first aider (including knowledge of health and safety regulations)
  • Seizures
  • Shock
  • Spinal injuries
  • Stroke
  • Unresponsive adult



What do I need to do to pass the course?

You will be continuously guided by your trainer throughout the course. They will demonstrate the skills you will be asked to practice and provide all the information that you need to pass. You and the other delegates will be continually assessed in each skill as you progress through the First Aid at Work course.

Equally, our friendly, knowledgeable and approachable trainers will provide constructive feedback to steer you through each step of the way.

When your trainer has assessed that you are competent in the skills and, you have confirmed your knowledge in a short written assessment, you will be awarded the First Aid at Work qualification.

How difficult is the course?

The FAAW course is a practical course. To pass, you should of course pay attention to the underpinning knowledge elements discussed by your trainer. You will additionally, be expected to take an active part in the practical sessions. As a consequence therefore, you should have a basic command of the English language and, reasonable level of mobility and fitness.

To illustrate the level of mobility and fitness, the Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) element is one where you are kneeling and applying chest compressions to one of our manikins. In view of the fact that your trainer must confirm that you have mastered the technique, you should carry out this activity for a few minutes.

So, in summary this course is a fun, interactive, informative and practical one. You should find it rewarding too. On successful completion of the course, you gain a First Aid at Work qualification which is valid for 3 years.

Your trainer will ensure that they teach both the practical and theory elements of the course. Therefore, all you should need to do is be to open and commit to learning!

Contact us here at Conflict Resolution Limited for more information on our 3 day First Aid at Work qualification course.

Alternatively, if you wish to know more about our blended learning approach, click on E-Learning to find out more.

Otherwise return to our Home or First Aid Training pages for alternative training options

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